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Education and training for learning disability practice: key messages from contemporary literature

Crickmore, Debbie; Wray, Jane

Authors

Debbie Crickmore D.J.Crickmore@hull.ac.uk

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Dr Jane Wray J.Wray@hull.ac.uk
Director of Research, Senior Lecturer in Nursing



Abstract

Over the last quarter of a century, much attention has justifiably been given to the closure of long-stay hospitals and the subsequent community-based experiences of people with learning disabilities. This has inevitably led to debate regarding how best they might continue to be supported, and by whom. Having identified a range of accredited provision currently available to prepare or develop staff working with adults with learning disabilities in the United Kingdom, this article reviews a range of contemporary literature relating to education in learning disability health and social care that is typically produced and viewed in isolation. Four themes are identified: training social carers, user involvement, (inter)professional practice and work-based learning. Key messages emerge from these themes to form recommendations for the future education of learning disability practitioners across the workforce.

Citation

Crickmore, D., & Wray, J. (2009). Education and training for learning disability practice: key messages from contemporary literature. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 13(4), 291 - 304. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629509355725

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 2009
Online Publication Date Dec 22, 2009
Publication Date Dec 31, 2009
Journal Journal of intellectual disabilities : JOID
Print ISSN 1744-6309
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 4
Pages 291 - 304
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629509355725
Keywords Contemporary literature; Education; Learning disability practice; Training
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/400190
Publisher URL https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1744629509355725
PMID 20048349

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